This will be my first cruise, so I'm equal parts excited and nervous. Excited - because it is a quilter's cruise, so I'm going with some very good friends and there are several exciting projects that we'll be working on. But perhaps the thing I'm most excited about is that it is going to be very WARM where I am going - hooray!!!
Nervous - because I'm prone to motion sickness and I'm not terribly comfortable on boats and don't care much for being surrounded by large bodies of water. I like to be able to see the shore and know that I can doggie paddle to get there if I have to LOL!!! I've never really been interested in going on cruises, but my friends insisted I try this one out with them. If I end up sick or drowned, I'm going to blame it all on them!!!
I've already visited my friendly physician to procure the golden elixir patches just to be on the safe side :) I'm not as bad as I used to be about getting sick, but still ... imprisoned in my room in the bowels of a ship, green and retching in my miserable cot is not how I want to spend a vacation. (Can you tell I read too many novels?)
My friends assure me that I will not get sick or drown. Both very good assurances, wouldn't you agree? I think so long as the ship stays afloat I will have a very good time and be glad I went. If not, well then, it's been great knowing you all! =^..^=
While still safe on solid ground, I will be happily plugging away at these FAL projects ....
Bertie's Year - December wallhanging
Last year I managed to complete 11 of these wonderful BOM quilts. This will be the last one - and I think it is one of the cutest. It's not even out of the package, so it will be a Start-to-Finish project. It's small though, so only the embroidery really takes much time at all.
This quilt top has been finished for quite a while, waiting on the Flimsy Shelf for its turn in line to be quilted and finished. It was suddenly knocked to the top because the focal fabric is a Jane Sassaman print, and we are lucky enough to have Jane come to speak and teach out our guild this fall! Needless to say, I'd like to have it done to show when she comes. Quilt, Label, Bind
Show Me the Honey!
This is one of Kim Schaeffer's Calendar Quilts - a leftover from last year so you know I'd love to have it done soon! It's already sandwiched and ready to quilt. Quilt, Label, Bind
Fire in the Cabin
This paper-piecing project was started at a retreat class late last year. I love the fire in the colors, and the squiggly effect in the focal fabric. It reminds me so much of a breathtaking glass fireball by the amazing Dale Chihuly my husband and I saw in the Bahamas years ago - it was utterly breathtaking! This little quilt will be a forever reminder for us :*) Complete blocks
I blogged about this adorable mini-quilt today . I want to have it quilted, bound and ready to display for Valentine's - which means I don't put it off until the day before LOL!!! I need to Just Do It! Quilt, Bind
Another left-over from last year! Repair a few quilting issues, Bind.
Bionic Gear Bags. I need to make 2 of these this quarter. They are not easy sews, but I've made several now, so they should go pretty fast.
I'm sliding in on the last day to link up with others who are planning their 1st Quarter 2016! Come along and see what others are planning to finish up! Linky party is HERE ....
Hugs & Blessings!